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for most private schools right now. the federal government also cled. all nonessential employees should stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are cancelled. be sure to check your airline as you head out the door. >> breedsy and light rain already falling and getting heavier across parts of our immediate area right now. some of the places that are more to the east are being hit particularly hard already at this hour. now we've got storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to break it down. >> you can see the extent of this storm. it's huge. it's about 1,000 miles
surprising. the d.c. government is closed. federal government is closed. also, the school system closed hered too. should also mention that metro is closed. that's going to have a big impact on a lot of people here today. we were out and about early this morning. we saw one of the last metro buses completing its rounds, heading back to the depot this morning. that's where the bus and others will stay until this storm is over. no metro bus service or rail service either. we caught up with a man going to reagan national this morning, needed to take metro to get there in order to catch his flight to do that because of the closure. he actually had to leave last night for a flight that doesn't leave until this morning. >> found out that the metro was going to be down all of monday. i said, you know what, i've got to go back to the airport. i came back, i guess, around 10:00. i've been here since 10:00. >> reporter: right now we are seeing light rain in the area. we are expecting heavy, heavy rainfall in the coming hours. it's going to last a long time. this is a slow moving storm. we are expecting
. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the federal government and local jurisdictions will be open this morning as well as most schools in our area. however, in virginia manassas park schools are closed and two-hour delays in fauquier, frederick, and shenandoah counties. buses will use snow emergency routes in shenandoah. loudoun county has a one-hour delay. frederick county schools in maryland are on a two-hour delay. and in west virginia, pendleton county schools are closed, and berkeley, hampshire, and jefferson county schools are on a two-hour delays. several schools in virginia county and maryland as well as in the district that still don't have power. we expect an announcement from most of those school systems within the hour about whether the schools will be able to open today. >> let's take a live look at 5:02. just 43 degrees out there. a cold start to the morning. the rain has moved out. and we'll look at what the forecast looks like now. meteorologist tom kierein joins us this morning. >>> good news for the cleanup to continue, although we have a few sprinkl
this morning as sandy moves closer. that includes the federal government. all nonessential employees should stay home today. >> most local governments are closed in maryland, virginia, and the district. metro train and bus service is shut down for the first time since 2003. marc and vre also closed. >> amtrak service in the northeast corridor not happening today either. most students in our area also, obviously, getting the day off of school. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning along with most private schools in the area. >> and you can find a complete list of school and business closings scrolling on the bottom of your screen. and live on nbcwashington.com. >> good morning. sandy's first heavy rains are now coming into our region. they've had heavy downpours all night right along the atlantic seaboard and the eastern sho. they have wind gusts from 40 to 45 miles an hour now. the heaviest rains are now getting closer to washington. in fact, the areas you see here they are getting some moderate rain now in the yellow zone. here is the inten
president obama is expected to meet with top aides and lawmakers to monitor the government's response to the storm. afterwards homeland security and fema directors will visit storm damaged communities. meantime the storm is now blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. as people continue to clean up mayor bloomberg canceled tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would boost the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now, though, the race that brings 40,000 runners to the street is off. much of the marathon would have gone through some of the hardest hit areas and the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. >> relief could be on the way for the gas shortage. the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. people in new york and new jersey are having major problems getting gas. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power leading to long lines that stretch for miles
to meet with top aides and lawmakers to monitor the government's response to the storm. the storm is now blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. crews and first responders from our area have been sent to some of the worst hit areas while 2.5 million people are still without power. more than half are in new jersey. >>> as the death toll rises and people continue to clean up new york mayor michael bloomberg has decided to cancel tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would be a boost for the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now though the race that brings 40,000 runners through some of the most damaged parts of the city is off. the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. countless drivers meanwhile have had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tanks. new jersey's governor chris christie has ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. meantime, the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and dies
the federal government. he and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the devastation sandy left behind. the president says his administration will not forget about the storm's victims. >> we're going to have a lot of work to do. i don't want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to get cleaned up overnight. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations. but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> right now, fema has more than 2,000 workers on the ground in new jersey to help storm victims. >>> this morning we're getting a better perspective on how dangerous conditions were when sandy hit. take a look at some pretty dramatic video we got from the greenwich, connecticut, fire department. you can see three homes completely engulfed in flames in these pictures. firefighters say the wind, really strong winds kept them from battling that blaze monday night. first responders evacuated people inside their homes. nobody got hurt. >>>
government closed again today for all nonessential personnel and closed to the public obviously. metro rail and bus service also suspended until this afternoon. metro plans to reassess the situation this morning. marc, vre, and amtrak service along the northeast corridor suspended today as well. and flights out of dulles and reagan national airports cancelled until further notice. >>> and lots the students enjoying another day off. most major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning. a complete list of closures running at the bottom of your screen. i know a lot of parents are saying, okay, when can we get the kids back to school? we haven't even had a snowflake yet. >> the kids are probably thinking the same thing. oh, mom, i've got to deal with you again. tom kierein with the forecast. >>> still dealing with the lingering effects of sandy. many creeks and streams are out of their banks. watch on the rural roads, if you come up on high water, do not attempt to drive through it. all as a result of the big rains that have thankfully diminished from sandy.
of sandy. federal government closed again today for all nonessential personnel. metro rail and bus service suspended at least until sometime this afternoon. metro will reassess the situation this morning. most schools in our area also closed this morning as well. a complete list at the bottom of your screen right now and online. nbcwashington.com. >>> let's take a live look outside at 6:00 a.m. you can see it's still raining. winds have died down. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein says sandy is not quite done with us just yet. people are going to be dlaening up from the damage left behind. debris all over the roads, downed trees, and significant power outages throughout the region. >> and the potential for flooding yet to come because all the water that is still coming down has to run into rivers and such. and then we could still see areas of flooding. tom kierein is here with a look the aconditions now. tom? >> last picture, wasn't that beautiful? the rain was coming straight down, and the tree was hardly moving at all. >>> the wind has greatly diminished. not having horizontal rain
could joefr see the government's response to sandy. >>> you can expect more lines like this tonight in maryland, tomorrow as well. polling centers for early voting are open until 9:00 tonight. some voters say they waited for more than three hours yesterday to cast their ballots. early voting was postponed monday and tuesday because of sandy. governor martin o'malley extended voting through tomorrow and ordered polling centers to stay open three hours later. >>> in virginia, fairfax county is extending its in-person absentee voting hours. you can now vote from 8:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night. your last day to submit an in-person absentee ballot is saturday. voting centers will be open from 8:00 until 5:00. you can fandind a list at nbcwashington.com. >>> how president obama and mitt romney both made a little girl cry. >>> plus, stunning video of a double disaster. firefighters battling flames and hurricane sandy at the same time. >>> a cold start to your november and we're keeping track of trouble spots on the road. your weather and traffic next. anncr: it's said that charact
of the government which could deport them, the government insists it won't use any information against any immigrant unless he or she poses a threat to national security or has a criminal history. >>> 5:35. hundreds of people both real and puppet are expected to gather tomorrow for the million puppet march here in washington. that's right. march is to show support for funding for public broadcasting. the organizer of the march says he was inspired after hearing mitt romney saying he wants to get rid of funding for groups, including pbs. it starts at 11:00 and goes to the reflecting pool, where there would be a rally. no word if elmo or grover or kermit will show up. >>> prince georges county lawmakers will replace a suspended maryland delegate. she won't be able to re-join the general assembly. charged with using campaign money to fund part of her wedding. she was completing community service, but a lawyer for the general assembly says she is permanently removed from office. >>> it is now 5:36. now to a news 4 exclusive. we're hearing from the woman brutally attacked inside her northeast washington
a pimp and prostitute and went in and tried to get jobs or some kind of government form and they have a hidden camera. here's the lesson. there are cameras everywhere. >> right. >> this was clearly an attempt to try and embarrass the congressman, possibly the democratic party, to prove that it was voter fraud. and the reality is that maybe naively he just didn't say, look, man, get away from me. i don't want to hear it and walk away. and that's the lesson here. >> the campaign has called this an error in judgment. moran's campaign did. >> the smile you're on candid camera, you never thought that before -- wherever you go someone can do this. the moran campaign should have been -- >> you can walk out, somebody can approach you. you don't want to be -- push them 0 way. okay, let's have a conversation. all right. all right. but then what happens it's released, the news story is done, you have a controversy. >> finally, patrick moran is not on the ballot. tim moran is. >> can we talk briefly about the virginia senate race? it's as tight as a tick. "the richmond times dispatch" endorsed th
the federal government which is closed today to all nonessential personnel. a number of students have the day off of school in virginia, arlington, fair tax, falls church city. also manassas city, manassas park, spotsylvania and stafford county schools. >> in maryland, prince george's and howard county schools as are anne arundel, charles, and frederick counties. d.c. public schools also closed. you can find a complete list of closures at the bottom of your screen and nbcwashington.com. >>> you won't be able to take metro trains or buses again this morning. service is suspended at least until this afternoon. crews will use the morning to inspect theridges and tracks for any damage and make sure there's enough power to run the system. then metro will decide when to reopen. marc, vre and amtrak service also suspended today. and flights out of dulles and reagan national airports are cancelled until further notice. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones this morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here keeping an eye on what we're dealing with this morning. not crazy like it was y
. the federal government and local jurisdictions are back up this morning, as are most public schools in the area. there are some exceptions to that, though. in virginia manassas park city schools are closed. there are two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier, and shenandoah counties. buses are using emergency routes in shenandoah. loudoun county has a one hour delay. frederick county schools in maryland on a two-hour delay. and in west virginia pendleton county schools are closed. berkeley, hampshire and jefferson counties are on delay. and there are schools in d.c. that are still without power. most schools plan to announce between 5:00 and 6:00 this morning whether they'll be able to open. >> 4:31. chilly start to your day, but no more rain falling, at least for now. let's check in with tom kierein to see if we're going to get wet weather. >> more importantly, can kids go trick or treating? >> i'm glad you asked. >>> right now we have just a few sprinkles to our north and west. storm team 4 radar showing that. those areas in green just a few sprinkles. still getting a few s
billion in damages. >>> that said, most of you are headed back to work. the federal government is open today. power out anls keeping some schools closed. in fairfax county, langley high school, holmes middle school, sleepy hollow elementary, and spring hill elementary schools are closed today. jefferson academy in d.c. will not have classes today. excel academy and public charter school is closed in prince george's county. barcroft elementary in arlington is closed. and in howard county, bowman bridge elementary is closed because of no power. there are also 17 schools in anne arundel county that are closed. as for other closings and delays, in virginia, here now manassas park city schools closed. there are two hour delays in culpeper, fauquier, frederick, and shenandoah counties. school buses will use the snow emergency routes in shenandoah. loudoun county has a one-hour delay today. frederick county schools in maryland are on a two-hour delay. in west virginia, pendleton county schools are closed. >>> thousands of area homes lost power in sandy. dominion virginia has more than 20,000
and the power systems. >>> president obama telling victims of sandy the federal government will not forget them. he and chris christie toured the devastation the storm left behind the garden state yesterday. the president praised chris christie for his response to sandy. >> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive, he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> christie has commended the president of his handling of the disaster as well. >> this morning, d.c. leaders are warning people to stay out of the swollen rivers and creeks, but insist the drinking water is safe. at the height of the storm, some overloaded sewage facilities dumped millions of gallons of raw sewage into local rivers and streams, and with all the debris and sewage overflowing the rivers, some people are wondering if tap water is safe to drink. >> there are no problems with public drinking
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